GB2371668B - A secondary seat belt warning system - Google Patents

A secondary seat belt warning system

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Publication number
GB2371668B
GB2371668B GB0123913A GB0123913A GB2371668B GB 2371668 B GB2371668 B GB 2371668B GB 0123913 A GB0123913 A GB 0123913A GB 0123913 A GB0123913 A GB 0123913A GB 2371668 B GB2371668 B GB 2371668B
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Prior art keywords
seat belt
belt warning
warning
seat
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GB2371668A (en
Inventor
Daniel M King
Keith Z Doorenbos
Scott Howard Gaboury
Steven Yellin Schondorf
Thomas M Mcquade
Thomas A Spoto
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Ford Global Technologies LLC
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Ford Global Technologies LLC
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Priority to US09/715,236 priority Critical patent/US6501374B1/en
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R22/00Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
    • B60R22/48Control systems, alarms, or interlock systems, for the correct application of the belt or harness
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R22/00Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
    • B60R22/48Control systems, alarms, or interlock systems, for the correct application of the belt or harness
    • B60R2022/4808Sensing means arrangements therefor
    • B60R2022/4816Sensing means arrangements therefor for sensing locking of buckle
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R22/00Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
    • B60R22/48Control systems, alarms, or interlock systems, for the correct application of the belt or harness
    • B60R2022/4866Displaying or indicating arrangements thereof
GB0123913A 2000-11-17 2001-10-04 A secondary seat belt warning system Expired - Fee Related GB2371668B (en)

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US09/715,236 US6501374B1 (en) 2000-11-17 2000-11-17 Secondary seat belt warning system

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GB2371668A GB2371668A (en) 2002-07-31
GB2371668B true GB2371668B (en) 2005-06-08

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Effective date: 20101004